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Alan Stephenson Boyd
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1st United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
January 16, 1967 – January 20, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by None
Succeeded by John A. Volpe
Personal details
Born (1922-07-20)July 20, 1922
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Died October 18, 2020(2020-10-18) (aged 98)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Flavil Townsend
(m. 1943; her death 2007)
Children Mark Boyd
Alma mater University of Florida
University of Virginia
Military service
Branch/service United States Army Air Corps
Battles/wars World War II

Alan Stephenson Boyd (July 20, 1922 – October 18, 2020) was an American politician and lawyer. He was the first United States Secretary of Transportation, appointed by Lyndon Johnson in November 1966.

He was appointed to the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1959 by Dwight Eisenhower and promoted to chairman by John F. Kennedy.

When the Richard M. Nixon administration took power, Boyd left the government and became the president of the Illinois Central Railroad, a position he held from 1969 to 1972.

Boyd died at a retirement home in Seattle, Washington on October 18, 2020 at the age of 98.

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